The HHS Office of Inspector General, in conjunction with the American Health Lawyers Association, recently released a new “educational resource” for healthcare boards of directors on “Corporate Responsibility and Health Care Quality.” Designed to help healthcare boards “ask knowledgeable and appropriate questions related to health care quality requirements, measurement tools and reporting requirements,” the document sets out a series of suggested questions for board members to ask when examining the scope and operation of an organization’s quality initiatives. These questions address, among other things, information concerning an organization’s quality goals; management responsibilities; measurement metrics and benchmarks; accountability; and educational processes. Noting that “quality is emerging as an enforcement priority for healthcare regulators,” and that government authorities are increasingly using such data for determining reimbursement, the document also stresses the importance of ensuring the accuracy of an organization's quality data so as to minimize potential liability under the False Claims Act.